Humans of Cortina

Influenced by Humans of New York, the members of the Cortina Community took time to get to know one another better. These conversations went beyond surface level topics, they went deeper into learning about someone else in the community. Some prompt questions were: Who influences you the most in your life?  What’s your saddest moment?  What’s your happiest moment? What is your greatest struggle right now? What has changed the most since you started college? What scares you?  What do you hope for?

Let’s start the series!

ed nunez

“I like saying I’m Filipino because it says something about me as a person.” -Sophomore, Ed Nuñez

A “Christian” Nation?

“If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.” -Stephen Colbert

A Climate of Hospitality

We are called to set tables at which natural enemies gather. At these tables we make room for conversations that are off limits and often taboo in others contexts. We make room for “the least of these,” and give them preferred seating. We explore theological and ministry perspectives that sometimes seem subversive to the status quo. Most importantly, we help create a climate of hospitality. We play the role of host. We make room for all voices to be heard, even and most especially the ones that are hardest to hear. Such tables can and do get lively, even messy. This is our work. We do not shy away from issues, because these are not “issues” for us. They are flesh and blood relationships with real people whom we love very much.